Hi, this is a duplicate post from Lan Switching section so apologize about that. Didn't get any response there hence posted over here.
The query was does it help to have a neighbor do Graceful Restart NSF through a Firewall. Also with regards to timers on BGP just want to confirm when using HSRP that the interface should become the Active HSRP prior to BGP forming a neighbor or attempting to form a neighbor. Currently the keepalive timer for HSRP is set to 3 and BGP is set to 2 but am not sure if this is optimal. Thx